CARE2 LAUNCHES PROGRESSIVE NEWS NETWORK -- POWERED BY PEOPLE
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Feb. 2, 2006 (AScribe Newswire) -- The revolutionary Care2 News Network (http://www.Care2.com/news) turns the top-down model of traditional news media on its head and puts editorial control in the hands of Care2's 25 million members. Civic-minded participants will be able to post online news stories and vote to determine which issues get front page coverage.
"Many Americans believe big media does not pay enough attention to important stories on human rights, the environment or progressive politics," observed Randy Paynter, Care2's Founder and CEO. "The Care2 News Network addresses that need by giving the power to our members to decide which stories make the front page for maximum reach and influence with Care2's millions of news-hungry members."
The Care2 News Network goes beyond other "web 2.0" news aggregators such as digg.com, newsvine.com, and memeorandum.com to focus exclusively on issues of importance to progressives -- for which the people-powered news distribution model is uniquely suited -- while integrating with Care2's large existing social network. "In the old media the 'news network' consists of controlled subsidiaries and syndicates. For Care2, the 'news network' is you, your friends, and other leading progressive thinkers on Care2," Paynter noted. Members of Care2's online community are able to view stories submitted and recommended by their friends, or see what the entire Care2 Network believes is most noteworthy. The news service is the latest extension to the existing "Care2 Share" social media platform, which enables anyone to publish and share their own blogs, recipes, polls, photos and other interesting content.
Media Contact: Marlin Miller, Care2, 650-622-0860
Care2 is the largest online progressive network, bringing together socially and environmentally responsible nonprofits, businesses and 25 million members. The Care2 Network empowers people to make a difference with every visit to Care2.com by providing social networking, tips on sustainable living, click-to-donate races, online petitions, activist opportunities, healthy living solutions, eco-shopping and free member services such as email and e-cards. Care2 Connect is the newest feature on Care2.com for building online communities and encouraging people to get involved.
Care2 supports over 80 leading nonprofit organizations such as The Nature Conservancy, Defenders of Wildlife, Oceana, The Humane Society, Amnesty International, Children International, the Jane Goodall Institute and League of Conservation Voters. Care2 provides activist recruiting, online petitions, private label social networks, fundraising, and other web-based services for nonprofits. In addition, Care2 donates 5% of its net website revenue to nonprofits. Care2 was founded in 1998 and is a privately held, profitable company. Visit www.care2.com for more information.